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 Post subject: New particle to weigh elephants?
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Does anyone know in English what this new Higgs boss particle is that scientists discovered? And if and how it relates to wildlife and nature conservation in Kruger for example? :hmz:

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Higgs boss particle?? :hmz:
That's a new one! Would also love to know what it is and what benefit it is going to have for conservation.
(............if it can weigh an elephant then that's some mean particle :twisted: )

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And did you know that it was discovered by checking the speed of particles through a long tunnel , about the length of an elephant's intestinals . It's also called a long-drop :doh:

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Press release of CERN (Here)


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:yaya: Hi Picnic. Thanks the article that you have provided makes for interesting reading :thumbs_up:. But I will read it again.

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I'll need to read it again too...........don't have the faintest idea what I read the first time!!!! :redface:

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Exciting stuff isn't it, imagine suddenly being able to see another 96% of the universe.

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Hawk wrote:
Exciting stuff isn't it, imagine suddenly being able to see another 96% of the universe.


:hmz: :roll:

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Hawk wrote:
Exciting stuff isn't it, imagine suddenly being able to see another 96% of the universe.


Noooo. :shock: Lets leave some mystery in life. 8)


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Scipio wrote:
Hawk wrote:
Exciting stuff isn't it, imagine suddenly being able to see another 96% of the universe.


Noooo. :shock: Lets leave some mystery in life. 8)


But maybe that's where we'll find the secret to understanding the mystery of women.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Hawk, no particle will ever be able to do that. :big_eyes:


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But I hope this new Higgs thing is not dangerous. One more dangerous thing to look out for will be just too much.

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GM, unfortunately such things, same as Nuclear Power, can be used for ominous reasons. It seems this leetle particle as well. :?


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Hawk wrote:
Scipio wrote:
Hawk wrote:
Exciting stuff isn't it, imagine suddenly being able to see another 96% of the universe.


Noooo. :shock: Lets leave some mystery in life. 8)


But maybe that's where we'll find the secret to understanding the mystery of women.

:hmz:
Hmm.. its not called the BOSS particle for nothing then....


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I see in many newspapers/media it is described as the "God Particle" but I think it is going to make some Scientists meet Him. :evil:


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